Published: April 7, 2014
Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed April the "Month of the Military Child." During this month, military-connected youth throughout the state will be recognized for the sacrifices they make while a parent serves in the Armed Forces.
Parents can register to receive a letter from the governor that recognizes military-connected youth as being our smallest heroes. Letters from the governor can be requested by visiting the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs website at www.MinnesotaVeteran.org.
Members of the public can show their support to military-connected youth by wearing purple and attending "Purple Up! Day," a recognition event at 9 a.m. at the State Capitol Rotunda on April 15.
The Month of the Military Child was first celebrated in April 1986 under former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger. This recognition reinforces military-connected youth that they play an integral role in supporting their service member.
For more information on all military youth activities this month, visit http://www.minnesotanationalguard.org/momc/.
Gifted and Talented Youth Week
Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed November 2-8, 2014, to be Gifted and Talented Youth Week in Minnesota. In addition to recognizing the unique potential of gifted and talented youth, seize the opportunity to laud the efforts of the parents, educators, counselors and psychologists with whom they work. Their sustained efforts, coupled with the organized advocacy of the Minnesota Council for Gifted and Talented (MCGT) and the Minnesota Educators of Gifted and Talented (MEGT), help make our state one in which gifted learners are honored and valued.